The Ridgeland Mayor Board of Aldermen recently approved an architectural design that will give the McDonald’s on Highway 51 a streamlined and updated look.

Aldermen unanimously approved an architectural review for the fast-food restaurant at 349 Highway 51. 

Community Development Director Alan Hart noted that this was a re-submission of plans that had previously received approval. He said he had advised  that this was the best course of action to get the project moving forward again after a brief stall.

“It really is the same thing as before,” Hart said. “I recommend approval based on the recommendation of the architectural review board, who recently reviewed the plans as well.”

Alderman-at-Large D.I. Smith said that he liked how the plans “simplified” the look of the building.

A narrative letter from the original submittal in November of last year notes that new signage and menu boards will be added to the drive-through as well as new storefront doors, an “Arcade Wall,” new exterior lighting and a new McDonald’s sign. 

It also notes that some green metal material and the existing “clock tower” will be removed from the roof, and a new stucco parapet will be constructed around the roof.